Verna Bell West

1 June 1917–9 December 2004 (Age 87)
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Verna Bell

When Verna Bell West was born on 1 June 1917, in Indiana, United States, her father, Mark Lewis West, was 28 and her mother, Della Minnick, was 27. She married Norval Haffner on 28 November 1934, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. She lived in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1920. She died on 9 December 2004, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87.

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Norval Haffner
Verna Bell West
Marriage: 28 November 1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1934Delaware, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a habitational name for someone who had migrated from further west.Americanized form of Finnish Vesterinen: from the personal name Vesteri (a short form of Sylvester ) + the surname suffix -nen.History: This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (4)

    • Vernie Bell West in household of Mark West, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Verna Webst in entry for Donald W Watkins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Verna B. West Noble, "Find A Grave Index"

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